Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
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Reviews by steveh:
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
So I finally splurged and bought an $11 six pack of this highly touted beer. I've had Jever in the past, but never thought it to be the king of all German Pilsners as some BAs do.
Euro green bottle with a best-by date of 04.2012 -- timing is everything.
A -- Somewhat hazy, straw to gold color with a dense white head that holds up well.
S -- Mild skunkiness from the green bottle (I pulled this six pack from the back of the bottom shelf) with spicy, herbal hops fighting their way through.
T -- Good bready maltiness up front, if a little thin, that blends into a good balance of spicy noble hops. There's a semi-harsh graininess that reminds me of the Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beers, but it's not distracting. Finish and aftertaste are dry and hop bitter. Some of that breadiness resurfaces in the aftertaste.
M -- Mouthfeel is crisp with a light to light-medium body.
O -- Overall, this is a good Pils -- not a great one. EKU has a great one and Trumer's US brewed rendition is great to style. The Trumer may prove a divide between imported and domestic-brewed beers; showing that a Pasteurized import may just lose some of the smoother characters you'd get at the source. Nonetheless, the Jever also proves that light lagers don't have to be bland and characterless.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 20:35:05 | More by steveh
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml can into nonic pint. best before june 18, 2015. consumed on june 24, 2014
a: three and a half fingers of fast-dissipating off-white head on top of a transparent pale yellow body
s: grassy crackery malts, slight citrus. pretty strong and inviting aroma here
t: follows the nose. malts all around (bread, crackers), as well as a prominent herbal hop bitterness that's hard to ignore and nears being harsh. hints of lemony citrus notes. shy spice flavours. overall this is clean and very hoppy
m: light bodied, medium carbonation
o: a really bitter but great pilsener. i don't usually drink lagers but i enjoyed this
Serving type: can
06-25-2014 00:01:59 | More by kevinlater
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.